A few hours ago, French outlet Le Phocéen reported that Newcastle had submitted a ‘last minute’ bid for Marseille star Boubacar Kamara.
Now, RMC Sport reporter Loic Tanzi has backed up those claims, revealing full details of our deadline day offer for the versatile Frenchman.
He claims that our offer is an initial loan with an option to buy, stating that we’d pay pay €2.5m (£2m) to have him until the end of the season and a further €15m (£13m) to sign him permanently next summer.
Big claims from France, however this hardly seems like a deal that would appeal to Marseille – especially when the highly-rated 21-year-old is out of contract next June, as things stand.
Not only does it seem like a cheeky offer, it’s been reported that Wolves are also interested in the France U21 international after failing with a deadline day bid for Renato Sanches.
Kamara would be a smart signing – he can play at centre back or as a holding midfielder – but I can’t see this offer appealing to Marseille or a move to Newcastle United tempting Kamara himself.